IBM Support

Steps an OpenPages End User Can Use to Create a Link to a Network Drive Using the SOXExternalDocument object type

Technote (troubleshooting)


How can an OpenPage end user create a link to a network drive using SOXExternalDocument?


If an end user attempts to type in an invalid URL, the system will throw an:

Invalid URL, \\myfileshare\mydocuments\file.txt

Resolving the problem

The URL should be in the form of: <protocol>://<fqdn>/<directory-path>/file where the end user replaces:

  • <protocol> with a value such as: ftp, http, file, etc.
  • <fqdn> Fully Qualified Domain Name (: ie:
  • <directory-path> with the path to the file.
  • <file> with the name of the file.

For example: file://

Historical Number


Document information

More support for: OpenPages GRC Platform

Software version: 4.0, 5.0, 5.1, 5.5, 6.0, 6.0.1, 6.1, 6.2, 6.2.1

Operating system(s): Platform Independent

Reference #: 1513888

Modified date: 09 July 2013